Vasiliy Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez Jr
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Lopez says he’s likely to be moving up to 140lbs in the near future.

Unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez just made an appearance on Brian Custer’s The Last Stand Podcast and took some time to discuss his huge win over Vasiliy Lomachenko, why there’s no need for a rematch, and what he’s got planned for his future career. Check out some excerpts below.

Lopez on what his win over Lomachenko proved to his critics:

“What I proved to everyone is I am the best, we talk a lot, but we back it up. I showed everyone that night I am the truth, I am the takeover and we did a lot. I think we broke a barrier there, that was there for the longest for the new generation.”

On saying there’s no need for a Lomachenko rematch:

“No need because we could do it a hundred times and Teofimo comes out victorious a hundred times. He (Lomachenko) needs to just go back to where he’s more comfortable and where he’s more fit at and I think 130 would be his best suit for the rest of his career.”

On when he plans to move up in weight to 140:

“Six months to a year I see myself, and if not that’s why I’m still trying to stay as active as possible. I am a big 135 pounder, however, I been at this weight for 7 years. There is a high possibility I will be moving up to 140 soon.”

On when he plans to return to the ring:

“What we’ve been talking about is maybe March/April that’s what it looks like. Madison Square Garden is the number one priority right there, that’s the number one place where we want to do it and make it happen. Come back and have all the fans, but that’s the problem. We’re trying to shoot for is the fans, but we have to talk with the governor.”

Source: Boxing – Bad Left Hook